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Gregory Donald Pruitt (born August 18, 1951 in Houston, Texasmarker) is a former American football running back in the NFL from 1973 through 1984. He was selected to five Pro Bowls, four as a member of the Cleveland Browns and one as a member of the Los Angeles Raiders, the last one as a kick returner. He was also part of the Raiders' Super Bowl XVIII winning team.

Pruitt was an All-American at the University of Oklahomamarker in 1971 and 1972, Greg was All Big 8 as well in '71 and '72. He ranks third among Sooners in career all-purpose yards. Pruitt gained 3,122 rushing yards, 491 receiving yards, 139 yards on punt returns and 679 yards returning kickoffs. Pruitt scored 41 career touchdowns as a Sooner.

In 1999 he was inducted to the College Football Hall of Famemarker.

The Greg Pruitt rule[1] established tear-away jerseys as illegal. Pruitt purposely wore flimsy jerseys that ripped apart in the hands of would-be tacklers.

^ Raider Rules. raidershistory.net (2007-02-21). Retrieved on 2007-10-13.


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